Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 24, 2005
Bulletin Board – May 24, 2005

Memorial Day

VFW invites public

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9413 will be performing a ceremony at the Tooele City cemetery May 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the war memorial by the flag pole.

Everyone is welcome.

Run on Memorial Day

Sweat Fitness is sponsoring a 5k walk/ run for the family on Memorial Day, May 30, at 9 a.m. The cost is $10 single or $20 family in advance at Sweat Fitness, 34 S. Main, Tooele, or $15/25 the day of the race.

Trophies will be awarded to top finishers and medals to the first 50. The race begins at Sweat Fitness and continues down Vine Street and back.


Ethnic Affairs meeting

The Utah Office of Ethnic Affairs is sponsoring a town meeting in Tooele to discuss the new structure of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, the new Driver’s License law and issues affecting the state’s Hispanic/Latino population.

The meeting will be held on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at the Tooele Health Department in the Extension auditorium, located at 151 N. Main St. in Tooele.

For more information, call Andrea Sainz of the Office of Ethnic Affairs in Salt Lake City at (801) 538-8672 or toll free at 1-877- 488-3233, ext. 672.

Learn to prune

Larry Sagers and the advanced Master Gardeners will teach pruning ornamental trees and shrubs. Don’t miss this opportunity to get expert advice. Tooele Master Gardeners’ monthly meeting will be held Wednesday, May 25, at the county Extension building, 151 N. Main St., Tooele. The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the educational program at 7 p.m. As always the public is invited to our educational programs.

This month will also be the annual plant exchange so bring any extra plants you may have to share and swap.

Diagnose plant problems

Master Gardener plant diagnostic clinics are held each week throughout the summer — every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at the Extension office, 151 N. Main St. in Tooele. Tooele County residents who have questions about plants or gardening problems in general are invited to bring specimens and/or questions to the Master Gardeners. There is no charge for the service. Plant specimens can be dropped off to the office at other times if you can’t be there on Wednesdays. We ask that your name, phone number and description of the problem be left with your plant specimen.

Central School tour

See the progress made at the old Central School. If you are interested in an interim look at the conversion of the old Central Elementary School to luxury senior condos, be at the north entrance at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18. Bring a camera if you like.

Job search workshops

The Department of Workforce Services is sponsoring two workshops to assist in searching for jobs on Tuesday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Utah State University Tooele Branch Campus, 1021 W. Vine St. Register via e-mail to or call (435) 833-7310. If additional information is needed, e-mail dorothyw@utah. gov or call (435) 833-7323.

• Resume building will help develop communication skills through written job search materials. Learn the basics of effective resumes and cover letters, computer-based resume tools and begin a draft of a power-packed resume. Learn how to power up your resume to make it more professional using cutting edge information. Bring your resume.

• Interviewing skills — Learn a variety of ways to feel confident in an interview, market skills to employers, answer difficult questions, prepare for and follow up on interviews, research employers and gather resources to enhance interview effectiveness. DWS workshop trainers will also assist in effectively answering new behavioral/situational questions.

Fix pets

Need to get your pet fixed? Tooele County Super Fix is planned for May 31 to June 11. Participating veterinarians include: Countryside Animal Clinic and Tooele Veterinary Clinic. Prices are: cat neuter $25, cat spay $35, dog neuter $45, dog spay $55, with extra charges for animals in heat, pregnancies, retained testicles and dogs over 65 pounds. Call vets listed or 1-866-PETS-FIX or visit www.

“Get ‘em fixed by month six for healthier, happier pets!”

Perform on 4th

Let your group show off their talents on stage, sign up to perform at the Fourth of July “after parade show” at the Tooele City Park: singing, dancing, karate, acting. New this year is a Beer Garden. Enter your band to play.

Call Susan Trujillo at 882-5496 to get a spot.

Healthy Woman seminar

Healthy Woman is a free health education program sponsored by Mountain West Medical Center for women between the ages of 18-55. There will be a free seminar on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the county courthouse auditorium (47 S. Main). The topic will be “Promoting Healthy Family Activity and Lifestyle” by Dave Carbonara, MS, PT. Registration is required due to limited space. Please call 843-3691 and leave a message with your name and the number of people attending.

There will be light refreshments and door prizes.

Spring cleaning? Moving?

Don’t throw away that left over yarn or material. We’re a non-profit group looking for batting, material, yarn, lace, thread and other items that can be used to make baby and juvenile quilts. We’re also in desperate need of a usable quilting frame.

Thank-you for those that donated last year. We were able to get out 55 baby/ juvenile quilts that were donated to single parent families in need and three full-size quilts that went to homeless teenagers.

You can drop your donation at 240 N. 4th St. or give us a call at 882 5466 for a pick up.

Feeling trapped?

If someone’s drinking is affecting your life, Alanon can help. Call 882-7756 for information.

Deseret Peak

Rodeo, craft show

Deseret Peak Stampede PRCA Rodeo and Craft Show will be at the Deseret Peak Complex Friday and Saturday, June 3-4. The craft show is free from 3-10 p.m.

The rodeo starts at 8 p.m.: $8 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under. Friday night is family night: $25 for two adults and three kids.

There will be a rodeo clown/rodeo queen costume contest on Friday at 5 p.m. only judged by local dairy princesses.

Other activities include: fireworks, petting zoo, inflatable gyms, pony rides and entertainment. Tickets are available at or at the Deseret Peak Complex, 2930 W. Highway 112, Tooele.

For further information call (435) 843- 4000 or visit our Website at www.deseretpeakcomplex. com.


Donner Reed Museum

The Donner Reed museum at Clark and Cooley Streets in Grantsville is open, by appointment only, seven days a week. For an appointment call 884-3411 or 884-3767.

Great yard award

Congratulations to Kirt and Becky Williamson, 573 E. Clark, the first winners of the Grantsville Beautification Yard Award!

They will receive a great prize basket complete with garden tools, hair and beauty supplies, gift certificates from many businesses in Grantsville, but more importantly a big Thank You for making their yard and home so attractive, clean and a pleasure for all who live in our community to enjoy.

G’ville family history

The Grantsville Family History Center is located at 117 E. Cherry and is open help you with any research from 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Evening hours are 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We are also open the first and second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pine Canyon

Planners meet

The Pine Canyon Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in the Tooele County Courthouse, 47 S. Main Street, Tooele, to receive public comment on the following items:

• REZ #1008-05 Brookfield Estates – Sec 11, 2 S, 4 W- A-20 to RR-5

• AMZ #1023-05 Amendment to 24-6-3 Business related temporary signs

• AMS #1004-05 Amendment to Title 13 Subdivision Ordinance

• AMZ #1024-05 Amendment to Chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, &7 of the Zoning Ordinance.


Teachers retire

Two teachers at Dugway High School will retire after 30 years of teaching.

Carl and Nancy Roberts will be honored at an open house held at Dugway High School from 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 25.

Refreshments will be served.

Dugway Elementary’s Donnie Mestas will retire also and will be honored at an open house at that school on May 25 from 3-5 p.m.

Please come and wish these three teachers a happy retirement. If you have any questions or would like to leave a message for Carl and Nancy Roberts, call 435-831-4566. If you have any questions or would like to leave a message for Donnie Mestas call 435- 831-4259.


Join band for 4th

The residents of Stansbury Park are invited to participate in a concert band that has been organized to play for the flag raising ceremony at Benson Grist Mill on the Fourth of July. Anyone who has an instrument and would like to play should come to the practices each Thursday at 8 p.m. at the LDS chapel on Bayshore Drive in Stansbury Park.

For more information contact Randall Jones at 830-7271.

Grist Mill

Pageant auditions

The Benson Grist Mill Pageant is holding auditions for its 10th annual production on Tuesday, June 7, from 6-10 p.m. at the Janis Smart Music Memorial Library just behind Phil’s Glass. If you have a current photograph, please bring it with you. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this extraordinary production.

Mill opens

The Benson Grist Mill is open for the 2005 season! Come for a free tour Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While you’re here, visit the Country Store and shop for handcrafted items from local folks, reprints of old and rare books, home décor and accessories, candy, gifts and much more.

To reserve the bowery for your family reunion, wedding or other special event, please call (435) 882-7678.


Story Time ends

The Tooele County Bookmobile Library, Grantsville, will hold the last “Story Time” of this season on Thursday, May 26, at 4 p.m. Story Time will resume again in September 2005.

Read all summer

The Tooele County Bookmobile Library launches summer reading program.

Join us this summer in Grantsville at the library, 429 E. Main, as we explore Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds, the theme for our Summer Reading Program — open to young people, preschool age through young adult, and designed to create in children a love of books through programs, stories, activities/ games, crafts and more.

The program will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. beginning June 16. Registration for the Summer Reading Program begins on May 30. The library welcomes children of all abilities, and all programs are free of charge. For more information, call the library at 884-3703.


Learn AutoCAD

Are you interested in AutoCAD training?

For information please contact Joan Hill at SLCC at (435) 843-4350. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Summer camp fun

TaVaci School of Performing Arts is sponsoring four fun, educational, affordable, summer day camps in Tooele for boys and girls entering grades 1-6. Camps include Ancient Egypt, American Girl, Exploring Africa and TaVaci Jr. Class.

Space is limited so register now to guarantee a spot. First camp starts June 14.

For more information, contact Program Director Kristin at 882-6315 or e-mail to The web address is ~tavaci/

Adult Ed. summer hours

Starting June 7 the Tooele Adult Education Center will be open Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. ESL class will be held on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. All adult classes are for students 18 and over. Call 833-1994 for additional information.


Class of ‘95

Attention Class of 1995, let’s get ready for our 10 year reunion. Events are in the works for August. An e-mail has been set up for current addresses and suggestions.

So please let us know where you are as soon as possible. Detailed information will be on its way, so please spread the word.


Grantsville seniors

The Grantsville Senior Center can be called at 884-3446.

• Mondays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.

• Tuesdays 9 a.m. pilates; 10 a.m. ceramics; 1 p.m. Skipbo; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.

• Wednesdays 8 a.m. aerobics; 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. breakfast; 1 p.m. pilates; 1 p.m. Pinochle

• Thursdays 9 a.m. Pinochle; 10 a.m. line dancing; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.; 12 p.m. blood pressure clinic; 1 p.m. Bingo

• Fridays 9 a.m. aerobics; lunch at noon, reservations by 8:30 a.m.

• Everyday quilting

• May 30 — Center closed for Memorial Day.

• May 31 — Foot clinic 1:30-3:30 p.m. call 884-3446.

• June 7 — Hearing clinic 9 a.m. to Noon

• June 13-15 – Tuacahn and Mesquite trip $160 per person plus $25 single. Call 884-3446 for more information.

• June 18 — Old Time Fiddlers perform 1-3 p.m.

• June 24 — Dutch oven dinner 4 p.m. Entertainment by Rush and Eve Kee. Free to members; $3 non-members. Make reservations by June 20.

• June 28 — Foot clinic 1:30-3:30 p.m. Appointment necessary.

Tooele seniors

The Tooele County Senior Citizen Center can be reached at 882-2870.

• Mondays — Bridge 10 a.m.; aerobics 10:30 a.m.; lunch at Noon; line dancing 1 p.m.; Bingo 1 p.m.

• Tuesdays — Lunch at Noon; advanced line dancing will continue in September; Pinochle 1 p.m.

• Wednesdays — Breakfast 9 a.m. to Noon; aerobics 10:30 a.m.; ceramics 1-3 p.m.

• Thursdays — Pinochle 9 a.m.; aerobics 10:30 a.m.; lunch at Noon; bridge 12:45 p.m.

• Fridays — Aerobics 10:30 a.m.; dinner 4-5:30 p.m.; Bingo 6 p.m.

• May 27 — Dancing 6-8 p.m. with Delbert Long.

• May 30 — Center closed.

Senior Circle, MWMC

Senior Circle costs just $15 per year.

Call 843-3690 for a membership form and to RSVP for all activities except exercise and water aerobics.

• Body Instincts — Meets on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at Pinnacle Therapy (29 S. Main). Free to members.

• Hinges and Twinges (water aerobics) — Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. at Pratt Aquatic Center, $2.50 for members.

• May 26 — Pizza/banana split open house 12-2 p.m. Come hear about recent and upcoming trips and just visit with one another.

• May 31 — Birthday Bingo 5 p.m. in the MWMC cafeteria. Play bingo for prizes. Pizza, cake and drinks will be served! Cost is $3.

• June 1 — Diabetes Support Group 11 a.m. at the health department (181 N. Main).

• June 3 — Breakfast Buddies 9 a.m. at Jim’s Family Restaurant, Dutch treat

• June 9-10 — AARP Driving Course 12:30-4:30 p.m. each day. Both days are mandatory to complete the course. Cost is $10. Meet at MWMC classrooms.

• June 10-11 — Relay for Life at Tooele High School track. Join a team and honor or remember someone with cancer. Call Aleta Dean at 843-3654 or Michelle Kumke at 843-3714 for more information.

• June 15 — Wellness Luncheon 11 a.m., topic is nutrition and getting 5-A-Day. Meet at the health department (181 N. Main). Lunch costs $3 for members and is due May 13.

• June 16 — Breast Cancer Support Group at 7 p.m. in the MWMC classrooms.

• June 17 — Day Trip to Hogle Zoo, cost is $22 plus lunch. Reservations required.

• June 24-27 — National Fiddler’s Championships in Idaho. Cost is $499 per person, double.

• June 28 — Birthday Bingo Night at 5 p.m. in the MWMC cafeteria. Pizza, cake and drinks will be served for $3. • July 6-8 — Shakespeare adventure in Southern Utah. Cost is $325 per person double.

• Oct. 4 — New England Backroads. Call 843-3690 for a flyer.

• Nov. 25 — Alpine Christmas eight days in Austria and Germany. Call 843-3690 for a flyer.


Eagles steaks

• Friday night steak — There will be no steak on Friday, May 27, but come June 3.

• Installation of Officers — The Installation of Officers will be Saturday, June 4, 5 p.m. A chicken parmesan dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. for $15 followed by dancing to the live band, Range Fire.

• Golf scramble — A four person golf scramble will be held at the Oquirrh Hills Golf Course on Sunday, June 12. Sign up by June 5. Cost with the spaghetti dinner is $34, benefiting the Heart Fund.

• Family picnic — The Eagle family picnic will be June 24-25 at Settlement Canyon.

AAUW meets

The Tooele Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m. at the home of Pat Steelman, 122 Country Club, Stansbury Park.

AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education and positive societal change. For more information call 882- 9002 or 882-0265 or visit www.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Castaways Alcoholics

Anonymous meets Monday-Friday at Noon in the youth room at St. Barnabus Center, 1784 N. Aaron Dr., Tooele (Southwestern looking church by the new hospital) — open, mixed, non-smoking, wheelchair access, nursery.


Remember veterans

The University of Utah will host its eighth annual Veterans’ Day Commemoration Program on Friday, Nov. 11, to honor Utah veterans who have served our country in military service. Again this year, the U is inviting members of the Utah community to submit nominations for honorees.

The University has deep respect for all veterans, but because of the advancing age of some who served in World War II and Korea, and with this year marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the beginning of the end of the Vietnam War, we are focusing on veterans from those three conflicts for this year’s commemoration program. However, all nominees will be considered.

The nominee must be willing to talk about his/her wartime experience, have been in harm’s way (hazardous duty) or had combat experience, and currently reside in Utah. Eleven honorees will be selected to receive a commemorative medallion at a ceremony in their honor on Nov. 11 at the University of Utah. In addition, the 11 veterans will be presented on the field at half time during the football game against New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Nominations and supporting materials are due by July 6. Nomination forms are available online at www.veteransday.utah.

edu or from the office of University Marketing & Communications at 201 Presidents Circle, Room 308, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, or by calling 801-581-6773, or by sending an e-mail request to

Honor military moms Blue Star Mothers of Utah, a nonprofit service organization providing support to those who have children in the Services, intends to honor Gold Star Mothers Sept. 25.

The mothers day observance with a program of notable speakers and social gathering will be held in Draper. Stories, recollections, memorabilia, pictures of those who have died during a period of military service are welcomed.

Persons interested in attending may respond by calling 800-963- 2761 or writing to BSMA/U, P.O. Box 1574, Orem, UT 84059.

Musicians compete

The annual Utah State Fair announces the 63rd year of Classical Music Competition to be held in August at the Utah State Fairpark. Classical music students ages 8-23 are encouraged to participate.

See www.utahstatefair. com or call (801) 538-8400.

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